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stories of real criminality and import, like the crimes of, let's say, npr. >> the national public radio executive caught on tape in a bigoted hate-filled rant. >> juan williams fired by npr for saying he gets nervous when flying with muslims. >> the upheaval at npr reached its zenith today. >> president obama still supports giving npr your tax dollar money. >> on the npr scandal, is the left wing media playing that down? >> liberals are intolerant. >> we've linked npr to soros, we know what they're doing over there. >> the corruption is so widespread it's succeeded in permeating every area of the mainstream media. >> these crackpots at npr. >> the totalitarian tactics of the left. >> is npr an agent somehow of a jihadist inquisition. (laughter and applause) >> jon: is npr an agent somehow of a jihadist inquisition? i'm going say yes because why else would you bring it up? (laughter) see, that is a reasonably proportioned response. this is overreaction to the murdoch case which what is at most an epic bribery and influence peddling scandal consuming britain's political law enforcement an
yields the balance of his time to the gentleman from npr -- gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> i think mr. shields is right. you need the democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax in eight. the democrats -- you really have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body and you have to move to the floor and pass a filibuster in the senate. >>, cut, cap and balance -- tea party folks love the idea of a constitutional amendment at what point does reality come to these people, because we know it is not going to happen? >> i love how you objectively pose the question. this is a fair and balanced program -- >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of were rupert murdoch -- -- [laughter] >> i think if this were a less heated environment, cutting and capping is a good idea. the budget and then it is a problem. i have a problem with it. -- the balanced budget amendment is a problem. i have a problem with it. but joe biden, who is a democrat, supported one in the 1990's.
and his lawsuit against the washington city paper. among them, channel 9, the aclu, politico.com and npr. they want a judge to toss out the lawsuit as frivolous. snyder is suing the city paper and writer dan mckenna. he claims the paper libeled him, writing malicious things about him and believed the comments were anti-semitic. the city paper sits by mckenna and his article. brett haber has ask snyder for a one-on-one interview to talk about this suit. snyder has declined. >>> the montgomery county council is expected to cast its final vote today to give the police chief more power without having to enter collective bargaining with the police union. the fraternal order of police contends the bill erodes protections for the officers. however, the measure would not affect the union's bargaining rights over wages or benefits. >>> the montgomery county police involved in this crash may have some explaining to do. the accident shut down colesville road in silver spring for nearly 12 hours. authorities say that the officer was heading south on colesville road, lost control, crossed the median
is pretty dubious. mr. shields yield the balance of his time to the gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> mr. shields is right, you have to get the democrats to have a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything with any tax increase in eight. the democrats can always filibuster a deal in the senate. you have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body, and then to get it to the floor, and you have to filibuster in the senate. >> house republicans say they have a solution -- cut, cap and balance. at what point does a reality rear its head with some of these gonna, becausei t ain't happen? >> i love the way you pose an objective question, att ributing insanity it to a republican plan that passed the house. this is a fair and balanced program. >> well, we do our best. we don't have the resources of our barack and fox news -- [laughter] >> but on a shoestring you introduce a lot of bias. cutting is a good idea, capping is a good idea. the balanced budget amendment is a problem, i have a problem with it, joe bide
of this time to the gentleman from antioch -- to the gentlewoman from npr. >> mr. shields is right. you have to have democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 rublicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax increaeases. the democrats can always filibuster ideal -- filibuster a bad deal in the senate. you have to have a combination of tax increases and cuts to get it to pass either body, and you have to get it t to the floor, and in the housend you have to filibuster and the senate. >> house republicans say a bank at a solution, cut, cap and balance. at what point doeses a reality and rear its ugly head with these people, because it ain't gonna happen? >> i love the way you pe an object of a question, implying the insanity of a republican proposal that passedd the house. i want to remind viewers that this is a fair and balanced program. >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of rupert murdoch and fox news -- [laughter]r] >> but on a shoestriing you introduced a helluva lot of bias. think that if this were a less heated environment, cutting is a go
of course makes it like most days in washington. here is the president on npr today discussing yesterday's quickly passing fad, the bipartisan gang of six proposal that realists have declared impossible to legislate before the deadline on the debt ceiling on august 2. >>> tomorrow morning, president obama will hold a town hall on the, quote, ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction. he will continue to make his case to the american people that he has bent over backwards. in fact, you can expect to hear that actual phrase from the president in his dealings with republicans. offered all sorts of compromises, painful for him as a democrat, while republicans have remained immovable in their defense of tax breaks for corporate jets, and any form of tax revenue increase. the president will make that case, with the full confident as proven by polls, that his position has the overwhelming support of the american people, including most republican voters. republican congressional leadership as usual will look on helplessly as the president commands a national television aud
for birth control and f.d.a.-approved contraception. julie rovner of n.p.r. has been covering this story and joins us now. >> nice to be here. >> brown: explain the context a bit more here. this group was asked by the government to come up with a list. >> that's right. now the law as it passed last year wanted to encourage people who had insurance to take advantage of more preventive care. so it said the way to do that was to basically make it free. you pay your premiums but you don't have to pay any co-pays or deductibles to get preventative care. there were three categories of preventative care that were automatically covered that were written right into the legislation, certain services that were listed by the u.s. preventative health services, things like mammograms and colonoscopies, certain services that were listed by the american academy of prix for children and adolescents and vaccines that were listed by the c.d.c.'s vaccine category. there was a fourth category that came about because senator barbara mikulski from maryland got an amendment added that the secretary would have d
for the misdeeds. we talk to john burns of "the new york times" and david folkenflik of npr. >> brown: then, we ask nuclear regulatory commission chair gregory jaczko if u.s. reactors could withstand an earthquake like the one that devastated japan. >> ifill: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on the challenges and the troubles facing one of the world's largest democracies. >> it made tremendous strides politically and economically but still struggles with corruption. >> brown: kwame holman updates the budget battles as the house and senate offer dueling plans for reducing the deficit. >> ifill: and judy woodruff explores the deadline-driven deal cutting underway with political editor david chalian. >> brown: plus, in a season of tornadoes, floods and more, we get some poetic perspective on the beauty and power of nature. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind,
especially the potential deal. we are covering all of this for npr and he joins us from london, david, welcome. rupert murdock is in britain, who wants to talk to him and what about? >> there's a parliamentary committee hat has requested his presence, the presence of his son james murdock who is the top news corp. executive here in the united kingdom. and rebecca brook she's the chief executive over the news corporate newspapers here in the uk and she was editor and chief at the time of some of the most egregious alleged incident. >> do they have the power of a subpoena? >> there's some question about that. news international, the newspaper division has put out a statement saying that both mr. murdock, james murdock and ms. brooks will cooperate. but they didn't say necessarily that they'll testify so there's some question as to what form that cooperation will take. >> what does news international have to say about the latest allegations concerning former prime minister gordon brown? >> well he made these very anguished charges that news corp. had essentially targeted him, had sought
in the coins and use the miles to travel the globe almost free. but as first reported by npr, taxpayers haven't faired as well. is this program a waste of taxpayer money. >> the dollar coin program is a waste of taxpayer money. i think it's time to put a halt to this experiment. >> reporter: but ending it probably requires another law from congress. until then, the mint has five years and 20 presidents to go. lisa myers, nbc news, baltimore. >>> still ahead, the big showdown in washington over the debt limit. and the president's warned of potential catastrophe. so are lawmakers any closer to a deal? >>> and a sunday surprise for those dire predictions of carmageddon in california. i have copd. if you have it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms... by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sud
reported by npr, taxpayers haven't faired as well. is this program a waste of taxpayer money? >> the dollar coin program is a waste of taxpayer money. i think it's time to put a halt to this experiment. >> reporter: but ending it probably requires another law from congress. until then, the mint has five years and 20 presidents to go. lisa myers, nbc news, baltimore. >>> still ahead, the big showdown in washington over the debt limit. and the president's warned of potential catastrophe. so are lawmakers any closer to a deal? >>> and a sunday surprise for those dire predictions of carmageddon in california. >>> a little more than two weeks left until the u.s. treasury reaches its legal borrowing limit and the threat of the government being unable to pay its bills looms larger tonight. nbc's mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike? >> reporter: lester, we're 16 days from a potential financial catastrophe. by all appearances it was a quite typical weekend summer day here in washington. the first family left on foot, setting out across lafayette park to attend church services. it was t
at npr. skip over our speaker for a moment, over the podium as well, melissa sharp with new silk media. she is our fantastic speakers committee chair. skip over our second speaker for a moment, the key to seem to press secretary with the natural resources defense council. also the organizer of today's event. we thank you for that, bob. we are told that it is a vote and we are awaiting another guest of the speaker, congressman brad miller of north carolina. then moving on down, andrea stone, correspondent for "huffington post." glow is washington director of reporters without borders and a vital member of our press freedom member and al isley is editor at large who tells me been blogging for "huffington post" since day one. now please a large amount of applause for everyone. [applause] >> if there were a king and queen of online journalism, our headline to a guest speakers could be considered candidates for members of the royal family. when tim armstrong and arianna huffington announced aol's purchase of "huffington post" in february it marked not just yet another reshaping of aol but a
not to vote to raise the debt ceiling. but even norquist now has told npr he's in favor of raising the debt ceiling in return for spending restraint. do but regret signing that pledge? >> the pledge in question is a pledge not to raise taxes. the problem in washington is they spend too much. and that needs to be the solution. we've got to attack the overspending. >> do you see repealing tax cuts the same as raising taxes? >> the house republican budget actually proposes to rid ourselves of quite a few loopholes and lower the rate and have a net no new revenue. but republicans aren't against new revenue. we do that by getting washington off the backs of job creators across america and get this economy going again. we have a problem. the economy is going the wrong way. send spending is going up. the president has to request a huge debt increase. >> that's all happening under the bush era tax cuts. you're arguing that those tax cuts are what sparked job creation, we know we've seen the highest unemployment rate in generation under those bush era tax cuts. we know that american corporations are
are wondering where the government can cut costs. the npr came up with one idea. >> each day the u.s. treasury mints nearly $2 million in coins. coins that mostly go directly into storage. abc's john karl checked it out. >> reporter: we took a journey to the u.s. mint in philadelphia where they seem to have more doors than "get smart." for a lesson in how the government is losing money by making money. it sounds a little bit like las vegas around here except the coins never stop coming. this is the presidential dollar coin. congress ordered the mint to make millions of them to honor every dead president. but nobody seems to want them. rutherford b. hayes. hot off the press, literally, these coins are still warm. made of manganese brass, they cost nearly 32 cents a pop to make. the mint makes nearly 2 million of them every day. do the math. about $600,000 a day to make them. and each one of these bags, 140,000 coins, $140,000, more than 2,000 pounds. because almost nobody uses these things, most go directly into storage. we found a bunch of them 100 miles down the road in a vault. here at the f
the debt and, many tea partiers and many americans think we can cut out spending on npr and arts funding and foreign aid and that will take care of the debt problem and that is less than 1% of the budget, you have to cut the programs americans don't touched and the democrats keep swearing, oh, we'll never touch medicare and social security, well then we'll have debts and, deficits as far that's eye can see. >> michelle bachmann said she doesn't think we have to raise the debt ceiling. what are your thoughts. >> i'm very interested in the, because it doesn't make any sense. we have enough revenue coming in from the taxes, month-to-month, week-to-week, to service the national debt and pay social security, and medicare and medicaid. so i don't understand why our rating would go down unless the ratings agencies are trying to suck up to the democrats, on the other hand, i have seen some economists say, yes, it will lower our debt rating and will make -- it doesn't make any sense, because it is the equivalent of, you payer mortgage month-to-month and make those piloavements and you stop buying
, ceo of the aspen institute. senior business editor at npr, and we will skip over our speaker for just a moment, melissa is our fantastic speakers' committee chair and for that we will be eternally grateful. get over our second speaker for a moment, and we have a senior press secretary with the natural resources defense council and the organizer of today's event. we are told there is a vote and we are awaiting another guest of the speaker, congressman brad miller of north carolina. that will add to the drama today, whether he actually makes it to the head table. andrea stone of huffington post , the washington director of reporters without borders and a vital member of our press freedom committee, an editor at large who has been blogging for huffington post since day one. now, please, a larger round of applause for everyone. if there were a king and queen of on-line journalism, our headline duo of guest speakers could be considered candidates or members of the royal family. it is not just another reshaping of aol, but a redefinition of the on-line news business. less than six months la
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